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Headlines – February 28, 2014

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-02-28

Duration: 00:03:08

Subjects: Mental Health | HEALTH INSURANCE | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Graves, Garret | Southern University and A & M College


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Llorens, James Interviewee
  • Mason, Ronald Interviewee


This segment from the February 28, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: the American Mental Health Counselors Association reporting that 163,000 Louisiana residents with mental health issues will remain without health insurance if Louisiana does not accept the Medicaid expansion available through the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare); Garret Graves, the former chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, announcing his candidacy for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District; the NCAA banning all Southern University athletic teams from postseason play due to paperwork problems; interviews with Southern University Chancellor James Llorens and Southern University System President Ronald Mason following the Board of Supervisors’ decision to not extend the contract of Llorens; the announcement of the 2014 Louisiana Young Heroes award winners; and Duck Commander sponsoring the Independence Bowl in Shreveport.